Sunday, 14 October 2012

Put a feather over here

...and a feather over there...


To either side of the flock of butterflies there are some relatively large open spaces, and I decided to partially fill these with some feature feathers pluming from a couple of the outer butterflies. The base fabric grades from a jade green at the bottom through to a slightly aqua-ish pale blue at the top. The top feathers (above) are purple with pink hyperquilting (interior echoing); then the next lot are pink with peach (below), and the third group (at the bottom) are peach with soft yellow.


Now I'm filling the background with large swirls in thread to match the fabric, and loosely echoing the butterflies and feathers as I go. Not as much fun as the feathering, and a bit slow and awkward in all the odd spots, but it's looking good so far.

3 comments:

Karen M. Walker said...

pretty!! i love these types of quilts...so much fun to play around quilting all these fun feathers and background fills!! can't wait to see it finished! ~karen

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

Lovely feathers! Can't wait to see the whole quilt!

Corrine said...

What great giant feathers! This will be beautiful.